Mandolorian build

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Yoda, May 29, 2015.

  1. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    SO I started my first Mando build in EVA
    patterns cut and Printed
    pattern.jpg

    EVA cut
    eva cut out.jpg

    damage added and parts shaped
    eva shaped and damage added.jpg

    Coated EVA in Resin
    first Pastic coat.jpg

    a closer look
    glass ish finish.jpg

    coat 2
    second of 3.jpg

    Coat 3
    coat 3.jpg
     
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  2. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    SO Merc's do not take EVA as a build material on to plastic
    Patterns traced out


    Bucket traced.jpg
    A few Pieces cut out
    parts cut out.jpg

    2 sets cut out One for me one for a friend
    2 fronts cut out.jpg

    one full upper body
    one full set.jpg

    A bit of color not formed back plate yet
    a bit of primer.jpg
     
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  3. Insanedeer

    Insanedeer New Member

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    looking good. Was thinking of doing the same but maybe using a 55 gallon drum instead for the added thickness but might be too heavy.
     
  4. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    I was looking at that also but the ribs in it looked like an issue to flatten the only piece you would need a large bucket is the back plate . I got a large industrial cleaner bottle from the DPW is a lot thicker also.
     
  5. Mean Obiwan

    Mean Obiwan Well-Known Member

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    Using a bucket to cut out the armor looks like a great idea to me. I've been interested in making a Mando suit and hadn't thought of that. I intend on purchasing the helmet, but for everything else, this bucket idea looks awesome.
    Looking forward to your progress.
     
  6. coondog45

    coondog45 Member

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    That is looking good. Where did you get your patterns, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  7. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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  8. coondog45

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    Awesome! Thanks a ton.
     
  9. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    no prob let me know when you start yours so I can follow progress
     
  10. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    OK so I roughed out the flak vest and then taped my armor plates to it for sizing
    the vest needs to be hemmed and the shoulder darts need to be added and I want to add the neck seal on vest also
    vestpattern.jpg

    vest piece fit.jpg
     
  11. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    Finished the trim and shoulders on vest, also have a Velcro closure on back. plus I got a better Idea of the plate placement Next is to figure out the neck seal

    quilting the shoulders
    quilted shoulder.jpg

    all together
    vest.jpg

    new plate image
    front done.jpg
     
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  12. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's coming together and looking good, man.
     
  13. LB66679

    LB66679 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    looking good ! eventually ill end up building mando armor .
     
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  14. dmrforce1

    dmrforce1 New Member

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    I used a hardhat and two 5 gallon buckets to make my Mando helmet. Worked great. PVC pipe works great for armor. You just heat it with a heat gun to flatten it. Then draw your patterns on, then reheat and shape to your body. The PVC has a nice thickness and feels like real armor. Also paint adheres great to the PVC. If you would like pics I can post some. I'm an official member of the Mercs.
     
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  15. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    I would love to see your work Post away Also what did you use for Glue to make the Helmet?
     
  16. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    Was going to cast a replica of a Fett helm i have access to but it is deformed from how it was stored so I got the WOF template from the Dented Helmet and this is the progress:
    - an bunch of templates on cardboard
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    -the cardboard template lower together:
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    I was not happy with how it looked so ...

    Attempt 2 with card stock:
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    Better curves

    -with dome attached I glued 2 pieces of card stock together for all the templates to add strength:
    [​IMG]

    -First Coat of glass on paper:
    [​IMG]
    got second coat on out side also need to resin the inside and add fiber mat
     
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  17. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    Finally got some time to do some bondo work on helm
    Bondo Coat
    strbondo.jpg

    a bit of sanding
    strbondo1.jpg

    More sanding and dremel work
    strbondo2.jpg
     
  18. Badgersbunk

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    Helmet is coming along pretty good. Armor is looking good also.
     

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